*He says it was not intentional
We’re referring to LA Lakers forward Metta World Peace’s response to being ejected from Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder for elbowing Oklahoma’s James Harden in the head.
World Peace was ejected for a flagrant foul late in the second quarter Sunday.
The Lakers player had just dunked on a fast break and was celebrating his basket while running upcourt when he ran into Harden. While World Peace pounded his chest with his right arm, he threw his left elbow right over Harden’s shoulder and into the back of his head.
Harden dropped to the court and stayed down for about a minute. Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka and teammates challenged World Peace, but they were kept apart.
Harden went to the locker room, and World Peace went to the Lakers’ locker room after officials reviewed video of the blow.
Expect the league to bring further action against World Peace, most likely several days of suspension. If so, the Lakers are hoping they won’t affect his playoff playing time.
Watch the incident below: